"An absolute MUST-READ for school leaders who need to generate school improvement immediately! This book will help you make your school's turnaround a success."
—Bruce Haddix, Principal
Center Grove Elementary School, Greenwood, IN
"The authors go to the heart of school improvement by addressing the critical need to elevate learning for all students through the use of formative data and evaluation."
—Jim Lentz, Superintendent
USD 402 Augusta Public Schools, KS
Transform your school with research-based tools!
If you want to dramatically improve your school's performance in a short time, this book is for you. Using formative evaluation, The TurnAround ToolKit offers educators a nine-step method based on data-driven continuous improvement processes. Experts and experienced practitioners Lynn Winters and Joan Herman frame these steps within three overarching "turnaround tasks" that begin with realigning systems, progress to integrating data to create the turnaround plan, and, finally, set the stage for ongoing plan revision. Collaboration and rigorous reflection are interwoven through all the steps. The authors clearly explain how to use data to strategically choose, implement, and monitor school interventions. Included are proven methods for:
- Improving school and student achievement
- Meeting accountability targets
- Increasing your school's competitive edge and reputation
- Building a solid system for ongoing school improvement
This comprehensive resource has it all—a clear step-by-step procedure, tools for implementing each step, pocket summaries for each chapter, and leadership guides to walk you through the process.
The purpose of the web-based tools on this site is to provide you with templates and downloadable materials to support your work. We encourage you to modify these to fit your local needs. This website will be updated periodically with additional tools developed by users for the benefit of the "turnaround community." If you have created protocols, templates, or instructional material you have found useful in working with schools and are willing to share these, please submit them to us and share them with your colleagues.